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BE'ILYACHE. n. s. [from belly and ache.] To Belo'ck.v.a. [from be and lock.) To

The colick; or pain in the bowels. fasten as with a lock. BE'LLY BOUND. adj. (from belly and bound.] This is the hand, which with a vow'd contract Diseased, so as to be costive, and shrunk Was fast belock'd in thine,

Sbakspeare in the belly.

BE'LOMANCY. n. s. [from Bir and para BE'LLY-FRÉTTING. N. s. [from belly and fret.]

Belomancy, or divination by arrows, hath been

in request with Scythians, Alans, Germans, 1. [With farriers.] The chafing of a horse's

with the Africans, and Turks of Algier. belly with a foregirt.

Brown's Vulgar Erreurs, 2. A great pain in a horse's belly, caused To Belo'ng. v. n. (belangen, Dutch.] by worms.

Dict. 1. To be the property of. BE'LLYFUL. n. s. [from belly and full.] To light on a part of a field belonging to Boari I. As much food as fills the belly, or sa

Ruth tifies the appetite.

2. To be the province or business of., 2. It is often used ludicrously for more

There is no need of such redress;

Or if there were, it not belongs to you. Sbalsp. than enough : thus, king James told his

Thc declaration of these latent philosophers son that he would have his bellyful of

belongs to another paper.

Boyis parliamentary impeachments.

To Jove the care of heav'n and earth belongs. BE'LLYGOD. n. s. [from belly and god.]

Dryden. A glutton ; one who makes a god of his 3. To adhere, or be appendant to. belly.

He went into a desart belonging to Bethsaida. What infinite waste they made this way, the

Lukas only story of Apicius, a famous bellygod, may 4. To have relation to. suffice to shew,

"Hakewilla To whom belongest thou? whence art thou ? BE'LLY-PINCHED, adj. [from belly and

1 Samuel pincb.) Starved.

s. To be the quality or attributes of. This night, wherein the cubdrawn bear would The faculties belonging to the supreme spirit,

are unlimited and boundless, fitted and designed couch, The lion and the belly-pincbed wolf

for intinite objects

Gbogna Keep their fur dry, unbonnetted he runs. Sbaks. 6. To be referred to; to relate to. BE'LLYROLL. n. s. (trom belly and roll.] He careth for things that belong to the Lord

1 Corinth. A roll so called, as it seems, from enter

BELO'VED. participle. [from belove, derived ing into the hollows. They have two small harrows that they clap

of love. It is observable, that thougb on each side of the ridge, and so they harrow theparticiple be of very frequent use, the right up and down, and roll it with a belly-roll, verb is seldom or never admitted ; as that goes between the ridges, when they have

we say, you are much beloved by me, sown it.


but not, I belove you.] Loved ; dear. BE'LLY-TIMBER. n. s. [from belly and

I think it is not meet, timber.] Food ; materials to support Mark Antony, so well belor'd of Cæsar, the belly.

Should outlive Cæsar.

Sbakspears Where belly-timber above ground

In likeness of a dove Or under was not to be found. Hudibras. The Spirit descended, while the Father's voice The strength of every other member

From heav'n pronounc'd him hisbeloved Son.Milt, Is founded on your belly-timber. Prior. BELO'w. prep. [from be and low.] BE'LLY-WORM. n. s. [from belly and 1. Under in place; not so high. avorm.] A worm that breeds in the

For all below the moon I would not leap. Sbek

He 'll beat Aufidius' head below his knee, belly.

And tread upon his neck. Sbakspeare DE'LMAN, n. s. [from bell and man.) He 2. Inferiour in dignity.

whose business it is to proclaim any The noble Venetians think themselves equal thing in towns, and to gain attention by at least to the electors of the empire, and but ringing his bell.

one degree below kings.

Addisesse It was the owl that shriek'd, the fatal belman 3. Inferiour in excellence. Which gives the stern'st good might. Shakspeare.

His Idylliums of Theocritus are as much below Where Titian's glowing paint the canvas

his Manilius, as the fields are below the stars, warm'd,

Feitos. Now hangs the belman's song, and pasted here 4. Unworthy of; unbefitting. The colour'd prints of Overton appear. Gag. "T is much below me on his throne to sit;

The balman of each parish, as he goes his cir. But when I do you shall petition it. Dryder suit, cries out every night, Past cwelve o'clock.

BELO'w, adu.

1. In the lower place; in the place nearest BE'LMETAL. n. s. [from bell and metal.]

the centre. The metal of which bells are made, be

To men standing below on the ground, those ing a mixture of five parts copper with that be on the top of Paul's seem much less one of pewter.

than they are, and cannot be known; but, to Belmetal has copper one thousand pounds, tin men above, those below seem nothing so inuch from three hundred to two hundred pounds, lessenred, and may be known.

Becer, brass one hundred and fifty pounds. Bacon. The upper regions of the air perceive the colo

Colours which arise on belmetal, when melted lection of the matter of the tempests and winds and poured on the ground, in open air, like the before the air here below; and therefore the colours of water bubbles, are changed by view obscuring of the smaller stars, is a sign of tempest es them at divers obliquities. Newtorie following.


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His sultry heat infects the sky;

He falls; he fills the house with heavy groane, The ground below is parch'd, the heav'ns above Implores their pity, and his pain bemoans. Drys. us fry.

Dryden. The gods themselves the ruin'd seats bemoan, This said, he led them up the mountain's brow, And blame the mischiefs that thereselves have And shew'd them all the shining fields below.


Addison. Dryden. BEMO'ANER. n. s. (from the verb.) A 2. On earth, in opposition to heaven. lamenter; the person that laments.

And let no tears from erring pity flow, To Bemock, V. a. [from mock.] TO For one that's bless'd above, immortaliz'd below.

treat with mocks.

Bemock the modest moon.
The fairest child of Jove,

Sbakspeare, Below for ever sought, and bless'd above. Prior. To BEMO'll. v. a. [be, and moil, from 3. In hell; in the regions of the dead :

mouiller, Fr.] To bedraggle ; to be. opposed to heaven and earth.

mire ; to encumber with dirt and mire. The gladsome ghosts in circling troops attend;

Thou shouldst have heard in how ming : Delight to hover near, and long to know

place, how she was bemailed, how he left her with What bus’ness brought him to the realms below.

the horse upon her.

Sbakspeare. Dryden.

To BÈ MO'NSTER. v. a. (from be and mon. When suff'ring saints aloft in beams shall ster.) To make monstrous. glow,

Thou chang'd and self converted thing! for And prosp'rous traitors gnash their teeth below.

Tickel. Bemonster not thy feature.

Sbakspeare TO BELO'WT. v. a. (from be, and lowt, a .BEMU'S ED. adj. [from To muse.] Over

word of contempt.) To treat with op come with musing; dreaming : a word probrious language; to call names. Ob of contempt. solete.

Is there a parson much bemus'd in beer, Sieur Gaulard, when he heard a gentleman re A maudling poetess, a rhiming peer? port, that at a supper they had not only good BENCH. n. s. (benc, Sax. banc, Fr.] cheer, but also savoury epigrams, and fine ana 1. A stat, distinguished from a stool by grams, returning home, rated and belowted

its greater length. his cook, as an ignorant scullion, that never

The seats and benches shone of ivory, dressed him either epigramsor anagrams. Camden. BELSWA'GGER. N. s. A cant word for

An hundred nymphs sat side by side about. Spers.

All Rome is pleas'd when Statius will rehearse; a whoremaster.

And longing crowds expect the promis d.verse : You are a charitable bel swagger ; my wife His lofty numbers with so great a gust cried out fire, and you cried out for engines. They hear, and swallow with such eager lust:

Dryden. But, while the common suffrage crown'd his BELT. 1. s. [bele, Sax. baltheus, Lat.) A cause, girdle ; a cincture in which a sword, or

And broke the benches with their loud applause;

His muse had starv’d, had not a piece unrcad, some weapon, is commonly hung. He cannot buckle his distemper'd cause

And by a player bought, supply'd her brcad. Within the belt of rule.

Dryder. Shakspeare. Ajax slew himself with the sword given him 2. A seat of justice ; the seat where judges by Hector, and Hector was dragged about the

sit. walls of Froy by the belt given him by Ajax.South. To pluck down justice from your awful bench; Then snatch'd the shining belt, with gold in To trip the course of law.

Shakspeare, laid;

Cyriac, whose grandsire on the royal bench The belt Eurytion's artful hands had made. Dryd. Of British Themis, with no mean applause,

Pronounc'd, and in his volumes caught ourlews,, BELWE'THER. 7. s. [from bell and we

Which others at their bar so often wrench. ther.) A sheep which leads the flock

Milton. with a bell on his neck.

3. The persons sitting on a bench; as, the The fox will serve my sheep to gather, whole bench voted the same way. And drive to follow after their belwetber. Spens.

Fools to popular praise aspire To offer to get your living by the copulation of cattle; to be a bawd to a belwether. Shaksp.

Of publick speeches, which worse foolo admire;

While, from both bencbes, with redoubled sounds The flock of sheep, and belwether thinking to break into another's pasture, and being to pass

Th' applause of lords and commoners abounds.

Dryden. over another bridge, justled till both fell into the ditch.


To BENCH. v.a. [from the noun.] To BELY'. See Belie,

1. To furnish with benches.

"T was bencb'd withtarf, and goodly to be seen TO BENA'd. v. a. (from be and mad.] To

The thick young grass arose in fresher green, make mad ; to turn the brain.

Dryta. Making just report,

2. To seat upon a bench. Ofhow unnatural and bemadding sorrow

His cupbearer, whom I from meanør form The king hath cause to plain, Sbakspeare. Have bencb'd, and rear’d to worship. Shakspeare. To Bemi'RE. v. a. (from be and mire.] BE'NCHER. ni s. [from bench.] "Thèse To drag or incumber in the mire; to

gentlemen of the inns of court are called soil by passing through dirty places, Away they rode in homely sort,

benchers, who have been readers; they Their journey long, their money short ;

being admitted to plead within the bar, The loving couple well bemir'd;

are also called inner barristers. The The horse and both the riders tir'd. Swift benchers, being the seniors of the house. TO 'BEMO'AN. v. a. (from To moan.) To are intrusted with its government and

lament; to bewail; to express sorrow direction, and out of them is a treasurer for.

yearly chosen. Blount. Chambers


I was taking a walk in the gardens of Lincoln's The sons of them that afflicted thee sbal Inn, a favour that is indulged me by several come bending unto thee.

Ismiaka bencbers who are grown old with me. Tatler. BEND. n. š. (from To bend.] TO BEND. v. a. pret. bended, or bent ;

1. Flexure; incurvation. part. pass. bended, or bent. (bendan,

'Tis true, this god did shake; Saxon ; bander, Fr. as Skinner thinks, His coward lips did from their colour fly; from pandare, Lat.]

And that same eyc, whose bend doth awe the

world, s. To make crooked ; to crook; to in

Did lose its lustre.

Sbakspeare. flect. The rainbow compasseth the heavens with a

2. The crooked timbers which make the glorious circle, and the hands of the Most High

ribs or sides of a ship.

Skinner. hath bended it.

Ecclus. 3. (With heralds.] One of the eight hoThey bend their bows, they whirl their slings nourable ordinaries, containing a fifth around:

when uncharged ; but, when charged, Heaps of spent arrows fall, and strew the ground; And helms, and shields, and rattling arms, re

a third part of the escutcheon. It is sound.


made by two lines, drawn thwart ways 2. To direct to a certain point.

from the dextcr chief to the sinister base Octavius and Mark Antony


Harris. Came down upon us with a mighty power, BE'NDABI.E. adj. [from bend.] That may Bending their expedition tow'rd Philippi. Shaks.

be incurvated ; that may be inclined. Why dost thoi bend thy eyes upon the earth, BE'NDER, N, s. [from To bend.] :. And start so often, when thou sitt'st alone? Sbak. Your gracious eyes upon this labour bend.

1. The person who bende.

Fairfax. 2. The instrument with which any thing To that sweet region was our voyage bent,

is bent. When winds, and ev'ry warring element,

These bows, being somewhat like the long Pisturb'd our course.

Dryden. bows in use amongst us, were bent only by a Then, with a rushing sound, th' assembly lend man's immediate strength, without the help of Diverse their steps; the rival rout ascend

any bender, or rack, that are used to others. The royal dome.

Wilkins's Mathematical Magick. 3. To apply to a certain purpose ; to in- BE'NDWITH. n. s. An herb. Dict. tend the mind.

BENE’APED. adj. [from neap.] A ship Men will not bend their wits to examine, whe is said to be bencaped, when the water ther things, wherewith they have been accus

does not flow high enough to bring her tomed, be good or evil.

Hooker. He is within, with two right reverend fathers,

off the ground, over a bar, or out of a Divinely bent to meditation.


dock When he fell into the gout, he was no longer BENEATH. prep. [beneo8, Sax. beneden, able to bend his mind or thoughts to any publick ” Dutch.] business.

Temple. 1. Under; lower in place : opposed to 4. To put any thing in order for use : a

abore. metaphor taken from bending the bow. Their woolly fleeces, as the rites requir'd, I'm settled, and bend up

He laid beneath him, and to rest retird. Do Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Sbaksp. Ages to come might Ormond's picture know;

As'a fowler was bending his net, a blackbird And palms for thee, beneath his laurels grow: asked him what he was doing? L'Esirange.

Prior, 5. To incline.

2. Under, as overborn or overwhelmed by But when to mischief mortals band their will,

some pressure. How soon they find fit instruments of ill! Pope. Our country sinks beneath the yoke; 6. To subdue ; to make submissive: ; as, It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash war and famine will bend our enemies. Is added to her wounds.

Shakspeare, 7. To bend the brow.; To knit the brow;

And oft on rocks their tender wings they to frown.

tear, Some have been soen to bite their pen, scratch

And sink beneath the burdens which they bear. their head, bend their brows, bite their lips, beat

Dryden. the board, and tear their paper. Camden. 3. Lower in rank, excellence, or dignity. TO BEND. v.n.

We have reason to be persuaded, that there are 1. To be incurvated.

far more species of creatures above us, than "there are beneath,

Locker 2. To lean or jut over.

4. Unworthy of; unbeseeming; not equalto. There is a cliff, whose high and bending head

He will do nothing that is beneath his high Looks fearfully on the confined deep.. Sbaksp.

station, nor omit doing any thing which becomes 3. To resolve; to determine : in this sense it.

Atterbury. the participle is commonly used. BENE'ATH, adv. Not so, for once, indulg'd they sweepthe main, Deaf to the call, or, hcaring, hear in vain;

1. In a lower place; under.

I destroyed the Amorite before them. I deo But, bent on mischief, bear the waves before.

stroyed his fruits from above, and his rpots from Dryden, beneath.

Ass. While good, and anxious for his friend, He's still severely bent against himseif;

The earth which you take from beneatb, will

be barren and unfruitful. Renouncing sleep, and rest, and food, and ease.

Mortizer. Addison,

2. Below, as opposed to heaven. A state of slavery, which they are bent upon

Any thing that is in heaven above, or that is with so much eagerness and obstinacy. Addison.

in the earth beneath.

Exodus He is every where bent on instruction, and

-Trembling I view the dread abyss beneatb, ayoids all manner of digressions. Addison.

Hell's horrid mansions, and the realnış of death, 4. To be submissive ; to bow,




BE'NEDICT. adj.[benedictus, Lat.] Having Be'NEFICED. adj. [from benefice.] Pose

mild and salubrious qualities : an old sessed of a benefice, or church prefer. physical term.

ment. It is not a small thing won in physick, if you The usual rate between the beneficed man and can make rhubarb, and other medicines that are the religious person, was one moiety of the bebenedict, as strong purgers as those that are not nefice.

Ayliffe. without some malignity.

Bacon. BENEFICENCE. n. s. [from beneficent.] BENEDI'CTION. N. s. [benedictio, Lat.] The practice of doing good ; active 1. Blessing ; a decretory pronunciation of

goodness. happiness.

You could not extend your beneficence to so A sov'reigu shame so bows him; his unkind

many persons; yet you have lost as few days as Aurelius.

Dryden. That stripe her from his benediction, turn'd her Love and charity extends our beneficence to the To foreign casualties, gave her dear rights

miseries of our brethren.

Rogers. To his doghearted daughters. Sbakspeare. BENE'FICENT. adj. [from beneficus, beneFrom him will raise

ficentior, Lat.] Kind ; doing good. It A mighty nation; and upon him show'r His benediction so, that, in his seed,

differs from benign, as the act from the All nations shall be blest.

Milton. disposition; beneficence being kindness 2. The advantage conferred by blessing. or benignity exerted in action.

Prosperity the blessing of the Old Testa Such a creature could not have his origination ment: adversity is the blessing of the New; from any less than the most wise and beneficent

being, the great God.

Hale. which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favour. Bacon.

But Phabus, thou, to man beneficent,
Delight'st in building cities.

Prior, 3. Acknowledgments for blessings receiv. ed; thanks.

BENEFICIAL. adj. (from beneficium, Lat. Could he less expect

1. Advantageous ; conferring benefits ; Than glory and benediction, that is, thanks ? profitable; useful : with to before the


person benefited. Such ingenious and industrious persons are de Not any thing is made to be beneficial to him, lighted in searching out natural rarities; refecto but all things for him, to shew beneficence and ing upon the Creator of them his due praises and grace in them.

Hooker. benedictions,

Ray. This supposition grants the opinion to con4. The form of instituting an abbot. duce to order in the world, consequently to be What consecration is to a bishop, that bene very beneficial to mankind.

Tilietsor, diction is to an abbot; but in a different way:

The war, which would have been most benea for a bishop is not properly such, till consecra ficial to us, and destructive to the enemy, was tion ; but an abbot, being elected and confirmed, neglected.

Swift. is properly such before benediction. Ayliffe. Are the present revolutions in circular orbs, BENEFA'CTION, n. s. [from benefacio,

more beneficial than the other would be? Bentley. Lat]

2. Helpful; medicinal.

In the first access of such a disease, any deoba !. The act of conferring a benefit. 2. The benefit conferred : which is the

struent, without much acrimony, is beneficial,

Arbuthpot. more usual sense.

BENEFI'CTAL. n. s. An old word for a One part of the benefactions, was the expression

bencfice. of a generous and grateful mind. Atterbury,

For that the groundwork is, and end of all, BENEFA'CTOR. N.s.(from benefacio, Lat.] How to obtain a beneficial.

Spenser. He that confers a benefit; frequently he that contributes to some public charity :

Beneficially adv. [from beneficial.] it is used with of, but oftener with to,

Advantageously.; profitably;' helpfully.

BENEFICIALNESS. n. s. (from beneficial.] before the person benefited. Then swell with pride, and must be titled gods,

Usefulness; profit; helpfulness. Great benefactors of mankind, deliverers,

Though the knowledge of these objects be comWorship'd with temple, priest, and sacrifice. mendable for their contentation and curiosity,


yet they do not commend their knowledge to us, From that preface he took his hint, though he upon the account of their usefulness and beriefie


Hale. had the baseness not to acknowledge his benefactor.

Dryden. BENEFICIARY adj. [from benefice. ] HoldI cannot but look upon the writer as my bene ing something in subordination to anfactor, if he conveys to me an improvement of

other; having a dependent and secondary my understanding.

Addison. Whoever makes ill returns to his benefactor,

possession, without sovereign power.

The duke of Parma was tempted by no less must needs be a common enemy to mankind.


promise, than to be made a feudatory or beneBENEFA'CTRESS. n.s. (from benefactor.]

ficiary king of England, under the seignory in 'chief of the pope.

Bacon. A woman who confers a benefit.

BENEFICIARY. N. s. He that is in posBE'NEFICE. n. s. [from beneficium, Lat.] session of a benefice. : Advantage conferred on another. This A benefice is either said to be a benefice with

word is generally taken for all ecclesias the cure of souls, or otherwise. In the first case, tical livings, be they dignities or others.

if it be annexed to another benefice, the benen Cowell.

ficiary is obliged to serve the parish church in his And of the priest eftsoons 'gan to enquire,

own proper person,

Aylife. How to a benefice he might aspire. Spenser.

BENEFİT. n. s. (beneficium, Lat.) Much to himself he thought, but little spoke, 1. A kindness; a favour conferred ; an act And, undepriv'd, his benefice forsook. Dryd. of love.

3. In law.

When noble benefits shall prove TO BÉNI'GĦT. v. a. [from night.] No: well dispos’d, the mind grown once corrupţ, i. To involve in darkness; to darken; to They turn to vicious forms. Shakspeare. shrowd with the shades of night.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.


He that has light within his own clear breast,

May sit i' th' center, and enjoy bright day: Offer'd life

But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts, Neglect not, and the benefit embrace By faith, noc void of works.


Benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Himself is his own dungeon.

Milton. 2. Advantage ; profit; use.

Those bright stars that did adorn our hemiThe creature abateth his strength for the be sphere, as those dark shades that did benigbt it, nefit of such as put their trust in thee. Wisdom. yanish,


A storm begins, the raging waves run high, Benefit of clergy is an ancient liberty of the The clouds look heavy, and benigbt the sky. church: when a priest, or one within orders, is

Garib, arraigned of felony before a secular judge, he The miscrable race of men, that live may pray his clergy; that is, pray to be de Benighted half the

year, benumm'd with frosts, livered to his ordinary, to purge himself of the Under the polar Bear,

Pbilips. offence objected to him: and this might be done 2. To surprise with the coming on of in case of murder. The ancient law, in this

night. point of derdy, is much altered; for clerks are no more delivered to their ordinaries to be

Being benighted, the sight of a candle, I saw

a good way off, directed me to a young shepa purged, but now every man, though not within

herd's house.

Sidrey: orders, is put to read at the bar, being found

Here some benigbted angel, in his way, guilty, and convicted of such felony as this bene

Might ease his wings; and, seeing heav'n appear fit is granted for; and so burnt in the hand, and set free for the first time, if the ordinary's com

In its best work of mercy, think it there. Dryd, missioner, or deputy, standing by, do say, Legit 3: To debar from intellectual light; to ut clericus; or, otherwise, suffereth death for his cloud with ignorance. transgression.


But what so long in vain, and yet unknown To Be'NEFIT. v, a. (from the noun.] To By poor mankind's

benigbted wit, is sought, do good to; to advantage.

Shall in this age to Britain first be shown. Dryde What course I mean to hold, BENIGN. adj. (benignus, Lat. It is proShall nothing benefit your knowledge. Shaksp. nounced without the g, as if written He was so far from benefiting trade, that he

benine ; but the g is preserved in be did it a great injury, and brought Rome in danger of a famine.

Arbutbrot. nignity.] TO BENEFIT. v. 1. To gain advantage ;

1. Kind; generous; liberal; actually good, to inake improvement.

To tell you therefore what I have benefited

This turn bath made amends! Thou hast ful.

fillid herein, among old renowned authors, I shall spare.


Thy words, Creator bounteous and benign!
Giver of all things

Miitors Bone's pt. adj. (See Nempr.] Named;

So shall the world go on, marked out. Obsolete.

To good malignant, to bad men benign. Milten. Much grcater gifts for guerdon thou shalt gain,

We owe more to Heav'n, than to the sword, Than kid or cosset, which I thee, berempt; The wish'd return of so benigs a lord. Wallar. Then up, I say.

Spenser. What Heav'n bestows upon the earth, in kind TO BENE'T. v. a. (from net.] To ensnare; influences and benign aspectsy' is paid it back in to surround as with toils.

sacrifice and adoration.

Souto. Being thus benetted round with villains;

They who delight in the suffering of inferiour Ere I could inark the prologue; to my bane

creatures, will not be very compassionate or They had begun the play. Sbakspeare. benign,

Locke. BENE'VOLENCE. n. so (benevolentia, Lat.)

Diff'rent are thy names, 1. Disposition to do good; kindness; cha

As thy kind hand has founded many cities,

Or dealt benign thy various gifts to meo. Prior, rity; good-will. Grasp the whole worlds of reason, life, and

2. Wholesome; not malignant.

These salts are of a benign mild nature, in In one close system of benevolence. Pope.

healthy persons; but, in others, retain their ori2. The good done; the charity given.

ginal qualities, which they discover in cachexies.

Arbutbrot, 3. A kind of tax. This tas, called a benevolence, was devised by

BENIGN Disease, is when all the usual Edward iv. for which he sustained much envy. symptoms appear in the small-pox, or

It was abolished by Richard 111. Bacon, any acrite disease, favourably, and withBENE'VOLENT, adj. [benevolens, benevo out any irregularities, or unexpected lentia, Lat.] Kind; having good-will, changes.

Quincy. or kind inclinations.

BENIGNITY. 17. s. [from benign.] Thou good old m..., benevolent as wise. Pope. 1. Gracionsness; goodness. Nature all

It is true, that his mercy will forgive offendIs blooming and benevolent like thee. Thomson.

ers, or his benignity co-operate to their con BENE'VOLENTNESS. . S. Benevolence. version,

Brocur. BENGA’L. . s. [from Bengal in the East Although he enjoys the good that is done him, Indies.] A sort of thin slight stuff,

he is unconcerned to value the benignity of him that does it.

South, made of silk and hair, for women's ap

2. Actuai kindness. parel.

He wloh useth the benefit of any special de BE'NJAMIN. n. s. A plant.

nigrity, may enjoy it with good conscience, BE'NJAMIN, N. 5. A guin. See BenzOIN.




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